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Nov 23, 2013 7:00pm EST
of both. i think it was required of every first lady since her, what would be your project? michelle obama was asked that even before the nomination. it was a complement to society and also uniquely hers. >> but the first ladies who have succeeded her, did you see both michelle obama and laura bush have both quoted her. i think that's what betty was saying. she took a while and she had that big landslide. she was no longer the heir to the job. she said i have a pulpit and i have to use it to do good. they took those words and follow them very consciously, quoting her. >> and remember that she continued that work after the beautification, if we want to use a terrible term which she hated also. she continued it after she left the white house. i think until 1990, which is 22 years after leaving the white house, she continued to give that highway beautification award out of her own pocket to highway workers in texas who had done most to beautify the highways of texas. i'm always interested in which first ladies continue their projects afterwards and which ones forget that they ever did that.
Nov 30, 2013 10:00am EST
the first ladies up through moshe -- michelle obama. inlike to thank our partners the series. week, it is best truman. we're going to leave you with a little bit of eleanor roosevelt in 1953, talking about what it means to be a liberal. we thank our guests. >> you have become known as the movement the liberal in this country. some people call them do- gooders. can you define a liberal 4s? liberal was a person who kept an open mind, was willing to meet new questions with new solutions. moveeral feels you could forward and not look backwards and be afraid of moving forward. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> on monday, betty ford. shortly after moving into the white house, she had a vest ectomy -- mastectomy. she brought a new public awareness about cancer. controversial. during her husband's reelection campaign in 1976, she was so popular one of the cancel -- or the slogan said vote for betty's husband. when a ford loss, she deliver the concession speech. she opened up about her addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs, leading to the creation of the betty
Nov 29, 2013 1:00am EST
school there. in 2009, president obama nominated her for solicitor general of the united states. she served in that office for a full year. she was then nominated as an associate justice of the supreme court. she took that position in 2010 and she fill the vacancy left by justice john paul stevens after his retirement. he was our last lecturer here at the law school. i brought this along so i could read it. this year, in time magazine, she was named one of their 100 most influential people in the world. i want to read to you what they had to say about our speaker today. it starts off with elena kagan, the persuader. people love to talk about the swing vote, but the truth is that every supreme court justice has only one vote to cast. what makes a justice influential is the ability to persuade others to agree. that depends on the effectiveness of the justice. in that respect, elena kagan has what it takes to be a highly influential supreme court justice. she has demonstrated herself to be an incisive legal thinker, both in her written opinions and her questions for the bench. she is al
Nov 28, 2013 7:00pm EST
for president obama's ambassador to japan. she was an introvert. she liked to read. the kennedys are gregarious and extroverted. took her a while to get used to that. >> her sister-in-laws didn't like the debutante way of speaking. she'd prefer to read a book. >> this is talking about the life as a young wife of a senator. >> it might be like being a doctor's wife. you must be on call all the time. you don't know when he's on call. >> i suppose it is like being married to a doctor. they have such late hours, go away at a moment's notice. >> you are alone a good deal of the time then? >> yes. >> are you active in committees? or is your job big enough taking care of jack? >> that's it. >> yeah, now jack -- >> you're brighter in this shot. >> you do it for him? clumsy. does he tell you what's going on on his trips when he comes back. >> at breakfast, he reads about seven papers and runs out the door. he is describing something to him. he's not reading the paper there. >> you talk to her sometimes. >> i do, i do. all the time. >> and enjoy it, i'm sure. >> what should we take away from this and how
Nov 23, 2013 8:55pm EST
and first lady michelle obama on the role of first ladies history. it is available for the discounted price of $12.95 cents plus shipping at c- >> martin christie and martin dempsey -- chris christie and martin dempsey spoke at a conference hosted by "the wall street journal." then a conversation with gloria steinem. republican governor of new jersey chris christie talked about the failure of both parties to meet at an event hosted by "wall street journal" answering questions about his possible presidential run. about 40
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